Ruth Kadiri

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Ruth Kadiri in the Nigerian film "First Class" in 2016

Ruth Kadiri is a Nigerian actress, screenwriter and film producer.

Early life[edit]

Ruth Kadiri was born on March 24, 1988 in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. She is a graduate of Mass communication from the University of Lagos, and Business Administration from Yaba College Of Technology.[1]


Ruth Kadiri ventured into Nollywood in the movie Boys Cot[2] and since then has over fifty movies to her credit. As a screenwriter she has written and co-written several movies, some of which include: Matters Arising, Heart of a Fighter, Ladies Men, Sincerity, First Class, Over the Edge . Ruth went on to produce films such as Matters Arising,[3] Over the Edge,[4] Somebody Lied [5] and her latest work Memory Lane which deals with the issue of lies and deceit.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Event Category Result
2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Actress of The Year[6] Won
Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Best Female Viewers Choice[7] Nominated
Best of Nollywood Awards Best Kiss In A Movie[8][better source needed] Nominated

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ruth Kadiri, Naij
  2. ^ Nollywood Star Birthday: Ruth Kadiri, IrokoTV, Retrieved 14 October 2016
  3. ^ "Ruth Kadiri and Majid Michel's Matters Arising". Nigerian Voice. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  4. ^ Bodunrin, Sola (2015-11-30). "Check Out How Ruth Kadiri Destroyed Her Perfect Relationship Over The Edge". - Nigeria news. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  5. ^ Pulse. ""Somebody Lied": Ruth Kadiri, Alex Ekubo, others in new movie". Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  6. ^ "Ruth Kadiri wins Actress of the Year at NEA AWARDS 2015 - Nigeria Movie Network". Retrieved 2016-06-22. 
  7. ^ "Ruth Kadiri others, nominated for GIAMA Awards 2015 - Entertainment News |". Retrieved 2016-06-22. 
  8. ^ "The 2015 "Best Of Nollywood Awards" Nominees - TV/Movies - Nigeria". Retrieved 2016-06-22.